Breathtaking drive through Grossglockener Alpine road in Austria

Tripoto
10th May 2015
Few places just make such a place in your heart and on your mind that you cannot forget these breathtaking  moments and our drive thtough the Grossglockner high alpine road was definitely one of them. 
Grossglockner was a highlight of our 7 day road trip which  began from The Netherlands from where  we drove all the way to Zell am see in Austria.
We started our exciting drive to the Grossglockner from the beautiful town of Zell am see and it was a 45 km drive through the beautiful Austrian alps.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road or Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (in German) is the  highest surfaced mountain pass in Austria.
The road has been named on the highest mountain of Austria Grossglockner (3798m)
This road has about 37 u-pin bends and although i enjoyed the drive to the core, my husband could not enjoy as much because one has to really focus on the roads with its steep turns and cannot afford to lose himself in the beauty of these Alps. 
There are many places to stop over as you drive and enjoy the mesmerising views. We were here in the second week of May, and were lucky to even experience  some snowfall.
The final point till where you can reach by car is at 2504m at Franz josefs hohe and the views are splendid. We were not  lucky enough  to view the cute marmots but these are seen even while the drive through the scenic road. 
The toll for this road costs about Eur 34 for  a car and  Eur 24 for bikes.
One comes across many racer bikes and sports cars across this stretch. 
If in the Tirol region of Austria one should definitely visit Grossglockner!!

where the road meets the sky

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

me.. njoying the beauty of Grossglockner

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

lovely lake by the grossglockner drive

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

Swarovski observatoire

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

Edelweissspitze viewing point

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

Enjoying the view as hubby drives

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

The Grossglockener seen from the viewing point

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa

Roads less travelled

Photo of Grossglockner, Gemeinde Kals am Großglockner, Austria by Deepa
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